The Buried Temple

The Buried Temple


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The Buried Temple by Maurice Maeterlinck

Originally published in 1910, Maurice Maeterlinck's THE BURIED TEMPLE is written with the author's characteristic care and thoughtfulness. A series of insightful five essays, it displays unique insights and graceful perception into the life of the spirit. Essays included in this collection are Mystery of Justice;
Evolution of Mystery; Kingdom of Matter and The Past; Luck. Maeterlinck's writing is characterized by clear and simple expression with a subtle suggestion rather than a direct expression of ideas and emotions.
THE BURIED TEMPLE is ideal for readers who see a purpose in life and value their personal ideals.

MAURICE MAETERLINCK (1862-1949) was born in Belgium, into a prosperous Catholic family. He was closely associated with the French literary movement of symbolism, which used symbols to represent ideas and emotions. The author of more than 60 books replete with suggestions of universal mystery and auras of impending doom, Maeterlinck's work as a whole can be read as a symbolist manifesto. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1911.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500171841
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/12/2014
Pages: 54
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.11(d)

About the Author

Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949), born in Ghent, Belgium, came from a well-to-do family. He was educated at a Jesuit college and read law, but a short practice as a lawyer in his home town convinced him that he was unfit for the profession. He was drawn toward literature during a stay in Paris, where he associated with a number of men of letters, in particular Villiers de l'Isle Adam, who greatly influenced him. Maeterlinck established himself in Paris in 1896 but later lived at Saint-Wandrille, an old Norman abbey that he had restored. He was predominantly a writer of lyrical dramas, but his first work was a collection of poems entitled Serres chaudes [Ardent Talons]. It appeared in 1889, the same year in which his first play, La Princesse Maleine, received enthusiastic praise from Octave Mirbeau, the literary critic of Le Figaro, and made him famous overnight. Lack of action, fatalism, mysticism, and the constant presence of death characterize the works of Maeterlinck's early period, such as L'Intruse (1890) [The Intruder], Les Aveugles (1890) [The Blind], and the love dramas Pelléas et Mélisande (1892), Alladine et Palomides (1894), and Aglavaine et Sélysette (1896). The shadow of death looms even larger in his later plays, Joyzelle (1903) and Marie Magdeleine (1909), Maeterlinck's version of a Paul Heyse play, while L'Oiseau bleu (1909) [The Blue Bird] is marked by a fairy-tale optimism. Le Bourgmestre de Stilemonde (1919) [The Burgomaster of Stilemonde] was written under the impact of the First World War.

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